Northwestern Michigan College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,488
9.72% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,431
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.2%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
3,579
38.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
22.5%
141 Graduates

About

Northwestern Michigan College is a higher education institution located in Grand Traverse County, MI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Northwestern Michigan College were Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (58 degrees awarded), Ocean Engineering (4 degrees), and Other Engineering Technologies & Engineering-Related Fields (1 degrees).

In 2019, 689 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Northwestern Michigan College. 49.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (595 degrees), 23.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (25 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Michigan College is $3,488, which is $−9,001 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Northwestern Michigan College is $3,488, which is $−9,001 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,431.

In 2019, 48% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 26% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,488
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Northwestern Michigan College was $3,488. The cost of tuition at Northwestern Michigan College is $−9,001 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$8,431
2019 Value
1.91%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Northwestern Michigan College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,431. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Northwestern Michigan College grew by 1.91%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,888
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northwestern Michigan College was of $9,888 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
26%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

48% of undergraduate students at Northwestern Michigan College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 4% with respect to 2018, when 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
13.2%
2017 Default Rate
131
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Northwestern Michigan College was 13.2%, which represents 131 out of the 990 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Northwestern Michigan College has a total enrollment of 3,579 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Michigan College is 1,364 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,215. This means that 38.1% of students enrolled at Northwestern Michigan College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Michigan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 80.6% White, 3.94% Hispanic or Latino, 3.02% Two or More Races, 1.73% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.2% Asian, 1.2% Black or African American, and 0.168% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northwestern Michigan College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (46%), followed by White Female (36.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.27%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Northwestern Michigan College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,579 students. The full-time enrollment at Northwestern Michigan College is 1,364 and the part-time enrollment is 2,215. This means that 38.1% of students enrolled at Northwestern Michigan College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Northwestern Michigan College was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Northwestern Michigan College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,885
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    141
  3. Two or More Races
    108

The enrolled student population at Northwestern Michigan College is 80.6% White, 3.94% Hispanic or Latino, 3.02% Two or More Races, 1.73% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.2% Asian, 1.2% Black or African American, and 0.168% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 278 students (7.77%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 11 fewer women than men received degrees from Northwestern Michigan College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Northwestern Michigan College is white (595 degrees awarded). There were 23.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (25 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Northwestern Michigan College is Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer (58 degrees awarded), followed by Ocean Engineering (4 degrees) and Other Engineering Technologies & Engineering-Related Fields (1 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Northwestern Michigan College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (83 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (265 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Other managers (69,991 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (54,325 people), Construction managers (44,793 people), Software developers (37,623 people), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (35,321 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Transportation (83 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (265 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), and Construction (11 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Dentists, Chief executives & legislators, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Physicians, and Real estate brokers & sales agents

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Transportation (83 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (265 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), and Construction (11 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Elementary & secondary schools (120,212 people), Construction (109,856 people), Computer Systems Design (55,211 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (42,783 people), and Air transportation (37,322 people).

The most specialized majors at Northwestern Michigan College are Transportation (83 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (10 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (265 degrees), Engineering Technologies (32 degrees), and Construction (11 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Northwestern Michigan College.
Most Common
  1. 58 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 4 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 1 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Northwestern Michigan College was Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer with 58 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

350
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
339
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 350 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Michigan College, which is 1.03 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (339).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 89 degrees were awarded to men at Northwestern Michigan College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.718 times less than the 124 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 124 degrees were awarded to women at Northwestern Michigan College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.39 times more than the 89 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (46.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Northwestern Michigan College is Male and Two or More Races (46.2% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.13% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    595 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    25 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    19 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Northwestern Michigan College is white (595 degrees awarded). There were 23.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (25 degrees).

3.63% of degree recipients (25 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    302 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    293 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    12 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Northwestern Michigan College is white male (302 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (293 degrees).

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Operations

Northwestern Michigan College has an endowment valued at nearly $14M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.11M (7.94%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Northwestern Michigan College had a total salary expenditure of $62.3M. Northwestern Michigan College employs 79 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Northwestern Michigan College are Male No academic ranks (45), Female No academic ranks(34), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Michigan College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 45 employees, Service, with 34 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$14M
2019 Endowment
4.94%
growth from 2018

Northwestern Michigan College has an endowment valued at about $14M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Northwestern Michigan College grew 4.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.19M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.35M - Federal
  2. $177k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Northwestern Michigan College received $2.35M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $177k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$22.8M
2019 Salaries
0.0446%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Northwestern Michigan College paid a median of $22.8M in salaries, which represents 36.6% of their overall expenditure ($62.3M) and a 0.0446% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.26% decline from 2017 and a 1.72% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$5.71M
Instructional Salaries
79
Number of Employees

In 2019, Northwestern Michigan College paid a total of $5.71M to 79 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
79 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
45 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Northwestern Michigan College were No academic rank with 79 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northwestern Michigan College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 45 employees; Service with 34 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male No academic rank
  2. Female No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Northwestern Michigan College was Male No academic rank with 45 employees, Female No academic rank with 34 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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